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^ Introduction & History
^ Primary Marinizers of Ford Industrial Power Products Diesel Engines
^ ^ Lehman Mfg Co ⇐ SEE “Fixes” that need to be accomplished to prevent engine damage
^ Engine Rebuilders and Repair Shops that are committed to supporting these Ford Engines.
^ Engine Specifications
^ ^ Kubota Z, D, & V Series
^ ^ Isuzu K Series
^ ^ FPT-Iveco N67 Series
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^ ^ Literature from Beta Marine West (US)
^ ^ ^ Illustrated Parts lists
^ ^ Literature from Beta Marine Northwest (US)
^ ^ ^ Operator’s Maintenance Manuals
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Beta Marine Ltd (UK) was formed in 1987 by four marine engineers who brought to the company a combined total of over 70 years experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of marine diesels. Their objective was to provide propulsion engines and marine generating sets to suit individual requirements rather than to the specification dictated by the larger boat builders. This special applications expertise rapidly gained the company market share and linked with sensible pricing the company is now a major equipment supplier to the international yacht, work boat, and canal boat markets. Beta has now supplied over 25,000 diesels and with a turnover of £8m and with 38 employees this profitable company continues to grow with satisfied customers acting as excellent ambassadors for the business.
Since 1987 Beta Marine Ltd (UK) has developed an enviable reputation for providing quiet and smooth running marine diesels to suit a wide range of applications at very competitive prices. We are able to tailor the engine to your boat with different mounting options such as the direct repower for Atomic-4 (A4). We can offer different propulsion options ranging from transmissions and saildrives (SD).
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Beta Marine (US) was started in 1997 by Stanley Feigenbaum and Richard Gerard and we have been enjoying a great relationship with our customers and Beta Marine (UK) since then.
2012 is a banner year for us as this is the fifteenth year that we have distributed the Beta Marine superb propulsion engines in the USA. 2012 is also a banner for Beta Marine in England as this is their 25th anniversary. Both companies have grown and Beta Marine now has distributors in more than 50 countries around the world. We pride ourselves on good customer service and having great products. Do your research and ask around, check in the forums. We are not the biggest in the business, just the best.
Our engines are all engineered for ease of service and the use of the reliable Kubota diesels and Johnson or Jabsco raw water pumps ensures that service items such as filters and impellers are readily available. In fact, we appear to have a higher percentage of our engines actually cruising and being used instead of sitting on the dock. Our heavy duty cooling systems are extremely easy to service and we also supply our heat exchangers to some reputable generator manufacturers.
We keep all service parts in stock and can often ship out on the same day as the order from our facility in Eastern North Carolina. Our dealer network is growing and many of our dealers carry all service and repair parts in stock.
Our operations have expanded and we now assemble marine generators in the USA. These are of interest for anyone who wants a reliable and simple genset. Since our generators run at 1800 RPM, they are much quieter than the lighter weight 3600 RPM competition. In most instances, this allows them to be used without sound shields which makes servicing easier.
We are the ones that other companies are copying. Our early model heat exchanger design has been blatantly stolen by one small manufacturer. Our user friendly engine layout is being copied by some other engine manufacturers. Beta Marine will remain the innovator of high quality, user friendly and reliable marine diesel engines and generators.
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Beta Marine West (US) is a Distrubutor, Dealer, and Servicer of Beta Marine Deisel engines. Our facility in Sausalito California serves the San Francisco Bay area and surrounding locations. We provide engines and support to our dealers in Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Through our many years of experience we have built a team to tackle just about any mechanical or electrical challenge.
Our goal is simple, to enable our customers to enjoy the open ocean on their terms. We do this by installing what we believe to be the best components available for your boat. With a careful eye, and skilled touch we treat every vessel as if it our own. We believe in giving the extra touch needed to not only make a boat and its components operational, but also servicable and ready for the long haul.
We are a community of boat lovers, sailors, fishermen, mechanics, electricians, and craftsmen who share a passion for boating and all things wonderful about the ocean. Feel free to follow our social feeds for a daily look into who we are and what we do.
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Beta Marine Northwest.
About five years ago, we needed a new diesel to replace an old Volvo MD in our Cheoy Lee. After searching the various manufacturers, it became clear to us that the Beta Marine diesel based on the proven Kubota engine was by far the best choice. We ordered one, installed it and sea-trialed it. The experience was outstanding. We liked the engine and the company so much, we became a dealer.
We are located in the Pacific Northwest, and serve customers throughout the US and Canada. We offer our customers an extensive line of reliable, easy to maintain, and cost effective diesel engines and generators. We have many years of sailing and boating experience, and use Beta Marine engines in our own boats.
We keep a stock of parts to serve our local customers. All orders are shipped to you factory direct, so you are assured of getting a brand new engine with the latest equipment, configured to meet your exact requirements.
We only sell Beta Marine diesel products, and we know our product line well. Using this knowledge, we endeavor to deliver the highest levels of customer service – working to understand your application and providing a solution that best fits your needs.
Our customers are all over the world. If you need help with installation, we have installation partners we can recommend in Seattle, Anacortes, Port Townsend, Kingston, Polsbo, Bellingham, Tacoma, Bremerton, Gig Harbor, WA, Oregon, Alaska.
Let us know how we can help you.
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Ford Motor Company Ltd manufactured 4 & 6 cylinder diesel engines to fit primarily into their Thames Lorries (like the one above left). The 4 cylinder diesel engines also fit into their Fordson tractors (above right). Some of these engines were also fitted into rock crushers, harvesters, and other equipment by various manufactures around the world. According to FoleyEngines TechTip#142, the Dagenham engines were built in Ford of Britain’s engine plant in Dagenham, a suburb east of London. and the Dorset (¿and later?) engines were produced just east of Dagenham at Ford’s plant in Essex (¿which later became the Basildon Case-New Holland (CNH) tractor plant?)
Ford themselves did not produce a marine version of their engines until the Dover Series, however many Ford of Britain engines and a number of Ford licensed Spanish (EBRO) and Turkish (Ford Otosan) versions of these engines were marinised by third party companies or by individuals, and installed in various vessels, especially Asian Trawlers. Most all of these engines were factory new, but there were also a few used engines that had been taken out of trucks, tractors, harvesters, etc. and marinised.
Primary Marinizers of Ford Industrial Power Diesel Engines
- Lehman Mfg Co ⇐ SEE “Fixes” that need to be accomplished to prevent engine damage
- American Marine Ltd (Mfr of Grand Banks)
- Beta Marine
- Lancing Marine
- Northeast Ford Engines Inc
- American Diesel Corp
In 1981, Bob Smith, who was the former managing director of Lehman Power, founded American Diesel Corp in Kilmarnock, VA to provide aftermarket marinizing replacement parts and support for Lehman marinized Ford Industrial Power (UK) diesel engines. They also produced their own marinized replacement engine packages from the last of the Non-EPA Ford 6.22L (Ford Otosan) engines similar to the Ford-Lehman Super 135’s. They were first rated at 125 hp and then later at 140 hp. American Diesel Corp can supply most of the parts required to accomplish the “Fixes” listed at Lehman Mfg Co that need to be accomplished to prevent engine damage. The americandieselcorp.com website has recently been updated with new features including Parts Lists, Parts Order Form, and Contact Form.
Engine Rebuilders and Repair Shops that are committed to supporting the Ford marine diesel engines
• Bomac (100 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia in Blairsville, Ga, USA)
• Harbor Marine (in Everett, WA, USA)
• Logan Diesel (14 miles north of Jackson, Michigan in Leslie, MI, USA)
If you know of a business that should be added to this list, email the info to:
Editor@AbsolutelyEverythingAboutBoats.Com ⇒ or just put it in the Comments Box below.
Specifications For Beta Marine 4-Stroke Cycle Diesel Engines
Click on Links for Model Pages with Spec Sheets, Manuals, etc.
CYL = Cylinder Configuration-Number: IL = Vertical In-Line
ASP: NA = Naturally Aspirated, T = Turbocharged,
|MODEL||BASE ENGINE||CYL||ASP||DISPLACEMENT||YEARS MFR'D|
|BZ482||Kubota Z482||IL-2||NA||479cc / 0.48L / 29.23ci||????-????|
|Beta 10||Kubota Z482||IL-2||NA||479cc / 0.48L / 29.23ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 14||Kubota Z482||IL-2||NA||479cc / 0.48L / 29.23ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 16||Kubota Z602||IL-2||NA||599cc / 0.6L / 36.6ci||20??-Current|
|BD722||Kubota D722||IL-3||NA||719cc / 0.72L / 43.9ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 20||Kubota D722||IL-3||NA||719cc / 0.72L / 43.9ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 25||Kubota D902||IL-3-||NA||898cc / 0.898L / 54.8ci||20??-Current|
|BD1005||Kubota D1005||IL-3||NA||1001cc / 1L / 61.1ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 28||Kubota D1005||IL-3||NA||1001cc / 1L / 61.1ci||20??-?|
|Beta 30||Kubota D1005||IL-3||NA||1001cc / 1L / 61.1ci||1997?-?|
|BD1105||Kubota D1105||IL-3||NA||1123cc / 1.123L / 68.53ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 30||Kubota D1105||IL-3||NA||1123cc / 1.123L / 68.53ci||20??-Current|
|BV1205||Kubota D1205||IL-4||NA||1197cc / 1.2L / 73ci||1997?-?|
|BV1305||Kubota V1305||IL-4||NA||1335cc / 1.34L / 81.47ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 35||Kubota V1305||IL-4||NA||1335cc / 1.34L / 81.47ci||20??-?|
|Beta 35||Kubota V1505||IL-4||NA||1498cc / 1.5L / 91.41ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 38||Kubota V1505||IL-4||NA||1498cc / 1.5L / 91.41ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 45||Kubota V1505||IL-4||T||1498cc / 1.5L / 91.41ci||20??-Current|
|BD1703||Kubota V1703||IL||NA||1647cc / 1.65L / 100ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 39||Kubota V1703||IL||NA||1647cc / 1.65L / 100ci||1997?-?|
|BV1903||Kubota V1903||IL||NA||1857cc / 1.9L / 113.3ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 43||Kubota V1903||IL||NA||1857cc / 1.9L / 113.3ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 43||Kubota V2003||IL-4||NA||1999cc / 2L / 122ci||20??-Current|
|BV2203||Kubota V2203||IL-4||NA||2197cc / 2.2L / 134.1ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 50||Kubota V2203||IL-4||NA||2197cc / 2.2L / 134.1ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 60||Kubota V2403||IL-4||NA||2434cc / 2.43L / 148.5ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 70||Kubota V360??||IL-4||NA||2615cc / 2.615L / 159.58ci||20??-?|
|BF2803||Kubota F?V?2803||IL-5||NA||2746cc / 2.746L / 167.57ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 62||Kubota F?V?2803||IL-5||NA||2746cc / 2.746L / 167.57ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 75||Kubota V3600||IL-4||NA||3620cc / 3.62L / 221ci||20??-Current|
|BV3300||Kubota V3300||IL-4||NA||3318cc / 3.318L / 202.5ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 75||Kubota V3300||IL-4||NA||3318cc / 3.318L / 202.5ci||20??-?|
|Beta 85||Kubota V3300||IL-4||NA||3318cc / 3.318L / 202.5ci||20??-?|
|Beta 85||Kubota V3307-T||IL-4||T||3331cc / 3.33L / 203.3ci||20??-Current|
|BV3800||Kubota V3800||IL-4||NA||3769cc / 3.769L / 230ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 90||Kubota V3800||IL-4||NA||3769cc / 3.769L / 230ci||20??-Current|
|Beta 105||Kubota V3800||IL-4||T||3769cc / 3.769L / 230ci||20??-Current|
|B2KC1||Isuzu 2KC1||IL-2||NA||653cc / 0.653L / 39.8ci||????-????|
|B3KC1||Isuzu 3KC1||IL-3||NA||980cc / 0.980L / 59.8ci||1988?-????|
|B3KR1||Isuzu 3KR1||IL-3||NA||1422cc / 1.422L / 86.77ci||1997?-?|
|Beta 120||FPT-Iveco N67-120||IL-6||NA||6769cc / 6.7L / 413ci||20??-?|
|Beta 150||FPT-Iveco N67-150||IL-6||NA||6769cc / 6.7L / 413ci||20??-?|
|BX4||Ford XLD 418||IL-4||NA||1753cc / 1.753L / 107ci||1997?-?|
|BD3||Ford BSD 333||IL-3||NA||3150cc / 3.15L / 192ci||199?-?|
|BS4||Ford BSD 425||IL-4||NA||2496cc / 2.496L / 152ci||1997?-?|
|BD4||Ford 2722E||IL-4||NA||4150cc / 4.15L / 253ci||199?-?|
|BD6||Ford 2725E||IL-6||NA||6.22L / 380ci||199?-?|
|BD8||Ford BSD 678||IL-6||NA||7.8L / 476ci||199?-?|
|CD4||Lister-Ford 5L||IL-4||NA||5L / 305ci||199?-?|
|CD6||Lister-Ford 7.5L||IL-6||NA||7.5L / 458ci||199?-?|
|CDT6||Lister-Ford 7.5L||IL-6||T||7.5L / 458ci||199?-?|
|JD3||John Deere 3029||IL-3||NA||2900cc / 2.9L / 177ci||20??-Current|
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Literature from Beta Marine (UK)
^ Installation Guide
^ ^ Special Feet (Motor Mounts) Options
^ ^ Control Panel Options
^ Alternator Options
^ Shallow Sump Options
^ Gearbox Options
^ Saildrive Installation Guidelines & Operators Manual
Engine Replacement Articles
^ Rough Guide to Engine Selection for Yachts
^ Yacht Listing with Beta Repower Engine Recommendations
^ Engine selection guidelines for Fishing and Workboats
^ Fishing & Workboat Listing with Beta Repower Engine Recommendations
Literature from Beta Marine (US)
^ Installation Guide
^ ^ Engine Controls
^ Hot water heater plumbing
^ Exhaust Design
^ ^ Propeller Clearance Drawing
^ ^ J Prop
^ ^ ^ Propeller Instructions – Use and Maintenance Handbook
^ ^ ^ Saildrive Propellers – Use and Maintenance Handbook
^ ^ ^ Saildrive with Rubber Dampers – Use and Maintenance Handbook
^ Saildrive Installation Guide
^ Parts Listing
Engine Replacement Articles
^ Engine Repowering Article from Soundings 2003
^ First Engine Replacement article in Blue Water Sailing Sept 2010 issue
^ Second Engine Replacement article in Blue Water Sailing Dec 2010 issue
^ Beta 10 to Beta 150
Literature from Beta Marine West (US)
Illustrated Parts lists
^ Mini Series (Beta 10, 14, 16, 20 & 25)
^ Super 5 Series 3 cyl (Beta 30)
^ Super 5 Series 4 cyl (Beta 35 & 38)
^ Super 3 Series 4 cyl (Beta 43, 50 & 60)
^ V3 Series 4 cyl (Beta 75 & 90)
Literature from Beta Marine Northwest (US)
Beta Seagoing Engine Yacht Repower Listing
|Yacht||Overall Length||Displacement Tons||Beta Marine Engine||Installation Gallery|
|Alberg 30||30’ 3”||4.0||Beta 16|
|Alberg 35||34′ 9″||5.9||Beta 25|
|Alberg 37||32′ 2″||7.5||Beta 30|
|Albin Ballad||Beta 20||FHME|
|Albin Nova||Beta 20||FHME|
|Albin Vega||27’ 1”||2.3||Beta 14|
|Anderson 22||21’ 9”||1.2||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Atalanta 26||26’||2.0||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Baltic 43||Beta 35||TSM|
|Barbican 33||32’ 8”||5.6||Beta 30|
|Bavaria 32||33’ 10”||3.9||Beta 25, Beta 30 or Beta 25SD|
|Bavaria 37||37’ 10”||6.9||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Beneteau||30’ 8”||3.6||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Beneteau First 30||Beta 16||FHME / FHME|
|Beneteau First 40||Beta 43||FHME|
|Beneteau First 405||Beta 50||TSM|
|Bowman 40||40’||8.6||Beta 43 or Beta 50|
|Bristol 41.1||41′ 2″||11.8||Beta 50|
|Classic Motor Yacht||48′||Qty x2 Beta 90||TSM|
|C&C 27||27’ 10”||2.5||Beta 14|
|C&C 30||30′||3.5||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|C&C Redwing 30||30′ 3″||3.3||Beta 14|
|C&C Frigate 36||35′ 7″||16.1||Beta 25||Private|
|CAL 2-27||27′ 7″||3.0||Beta 14|
|CAL 2-28||28′ 3″||3.2||Beta 14|
|Cape Dory 27||27′ 1″||3.3||Beta 14|
|Cape Dory 28||28′ 2″||4.0||Beta 14|
|Catalina 30||29’ 11”||4.6||Beta 20||TSM|
|Catalina 34||34’ 6”||5.4||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Centurion 32||Beta 35 or Beta 25||TSM|
|Centurion 36||35′ 9″||7.3||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Classic 30||Beta 30||FHME|
|Channel 31||30’ 9”||4.3||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Cobra 700||23’||2.1||Beta 14 or Beta 16 with shallow sump|
|Cobra 750||25’||2.6||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Cobra 850||28′ 5″||3.5||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Colvic Countess||Beta 20||TSM|
|Colvic Sailor 29||29′ 6″||4.5||Beta 20|
|Colvic Watson 28||28’ 6”||6.9||Beta 38 or Beta 43|
|Colvic Watson 32||32′||7.5||Beta 43 or Beta 50|
|Colvic Watson 34 / 35||34’ 6”||13.0||Beta 50 or Beta 60|
|Compac 23||23’ 11”||1.5||Beta 14 or Beta 16 with shallow sump|
|Compromis 858||28′ 6″||3.4||Beta 16|
|Contessa 26||25’ 6”||2.5||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Contessa 28||27’ 8”||3.5||Beta 16|
|Contessa 32||32’||4.3||Beta 20||FHME|
|Contest 31||31’ 2″||5.0||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Contest 36K||Beta 43||FHME|
|Contest 36S||Beta 38||FHME|
|Cornish Crabber 22||22’||2.0||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Cornish Crabber Cutter 30||39’||6.5||Beta 30|
|Cornish Crabber Yawl||Beta 20||FHME|
|CR10||31’||4.0||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|CSY 44||44’||16.5||Beta 60|
|Cygnus 19||19′||Beta 20||FHME / FHME / FHME|
|Dehler 28||Beta 14||TSM|
|Dufour 2800||27′ 3″||2.7||Beta 25|
|Dufour Arpege||30’ 4”||3.0||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Elan 295||29′||3.5||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Elizabethan 29||29′||3.3||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Ericson 28||28’||3.3||Beta 20|
|Ericson 35||35′||Beta 30||FHME|
|Etap 24i||26’ 4”||1.8||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Fairey Fisherman||27’ 5”||2.5||Beta 25, Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Feeling 1040||35′||4.9||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Feeling 356||34’ 7”||4.4||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Feeling 720||Beta 14||TSM|
|Fisher 25||25’ 3”||4.6||Beta 25 or Beta 30||FHME|
|Fisher 30||Beta 38||FHME|
|Fisher 34||34’ 3”||11.7||Beta 38 or Beta 43||TSM|
|Fisher 37||37’||11.0||Beta 43 or Beta 50|
|Flyer II 12.5mtr Ketch||Beta 60||TSM|
|Folkboat||25’||2.2||Beta 10 or Beta 14 with shallow sump|
|Forgus 36||36′||Beta 38||FHME|
|Foxhound||23’ 9”||1.3||Beta 10 or Beta 14 with shallow sump|
|Foxterrier||22’ 6”||1.3||Beta 14SD|
|Frances 26||26’||3.1||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Freedom 33||33’||5.5||Beta 35 or Beta 38||TSM|
|Freedom 35||35′||Beta 38||FHME|
|Gib Sea 284||28’ 4”||4.0||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Gib Sea 96||Beta 20||FHME|
|Golant Gaffer 20||20′||Beta 14||FHME|
|Golden Hind||31’ 6”||5.3||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Golden Hind 31||31′ 5″||6.1||Beta 30||FHME|
|Great Dane||28’||3.9||Beta 16, Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Halcyon 27||27′||3.1||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Hallberg Rassy 29||29’ 2”||3.8||Beta 25SD or Beta 30SD|
|Hallberg Rassy 35||Beta 60||TSM|
|Hallberg Rassy 352||Beta 38||FHME|
|Hallberg Rassy 42||Beta 75||TSM|
|Halmatic 30||29′ 6″||4.5||Beta 20 or Beta 25||TSM / FHME|
|Hanse 292 / 301||29’ 6”||2.8||Beta 16|
|Hanse 311 / 315||31’||3.9||Beta 16, Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Hanse 341||33’ 11”||5.2||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Harrison Butler Cyclone||25’ 9”||5.9||Beta 16, Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Herd 28||Beta 25||FHME|
|Hillyard 5 ton||27′ 7″||5.0||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Hinkley B-40||40′ 9″||8.5||Beta 50|
|Huff of Arklow Classic||Beta 28 Hydraulic||FHME|
|Huffler 40 Motor Sailer||39’ 6”||11.0||Beta 60|
|Hughes 38||38′||5.7||Beta 30|
|Hunter 701||23’||1.4||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Hunter Channel / Pilot 27||26’ 10”||2.5||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Hunter Mystery 35||35’ 2”||4.5||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Hunter Ranger 265||25’||2.6||Beta 16SD|
|Hurley 22||22’||1.8||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Hurley 24||24’||2.0||Beta 10 or Beta 14 with shallow sump|
|Huskey 24||24’||7.0||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Hustler 30||30′||3.0||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Infanta||Beta 16 or Beta 35||TSM|
|Island Packet 27||26’ 6″||3.6||Beta 20|
|Island Packet 35||35’||7.9||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Italia 12mtr Racing Yacht||Beta 60||TSM|
|Jaguar 27||26′ 10″||2.5||Beta 14|
|Javelin 30||30′ 6″||3.5||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Jeanneau Sun 36||35’ 10″||5.4||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|“Jemima Puddleduck”||Beta 35||TSM|
|Kelt 850||28’||3.2||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Kings Cruiser 29||28’ 6”||3.0||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Lady Audatious Classis||Qty x2 Beta 75||FHME|
|Legend 29||28′ 10″||3.0||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Legend 310 / 326||30’ 10”||3.9||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Legend 340||33’ 6”||5.0||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Leisure 23||22’ 8”||2.0||Beta 10 or Beta 14 with shallow sump|
|Leisure 27||27′||3.0||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Leisure / Lynx 29||28′ 9″||3.5||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|LM 27||27′||Beta 30 or Beta 35||FHME / FHME|
|LM 28||28′||Beta 25SD||FHME|
|Macwester 22||Beta 14||FHME|
|Macwester 26||26’||3.0||Beta 16 or Beta 20||FHME|
|Macwester Wight||31’ 9”||4.1||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Malo 38||Beta 35||TSM / FHME|
|Maxi 95||31’ 2”||4.0||Beta 25SD or Beta 30SD|
|MG 27||27’ 6”||2.6||Beta 16SD||FHME|
|MG Spring||25’ 6”||2.0||Beta 14|
|MG 335||33’ 6”||4.0||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Mirage 26||26’ 2″||2.4||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Mirage 28||Beta 20||TSM|
|Moody 27||27′ 8″||2.6||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Moody 28||27′ 6″||3.0||Beta 20|
|Moody 29||29′ 8″||3.3||Beta 20|
|Moody 30||30′||3.7||Beta 25||TSM / FHME|
|Moody 31||30′ 9″||4.5||Beta 25 or Beta 30||TSM / FHME|
|Moody 32||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Moody 33||Beta 35||TSM / FHME / FHME|
|Moody 336||33′ 6″||5.6||Beta 25 or Beta 30||FHME|
|Moody 34||33’ 6”||5.0||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Moody 35||35′||5.8||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Moody 376||37′ 6″||7.4||Beta 38||TSM|
|Moody 38CC||37′||8.2||Beta 38|
|Moody 425||TSM / TSM|
|Moody 40||39′ 3″||14.5||Beta 38 or Beta 43|
|Moody 44||Beta 60||FHME|
|Moody Grenadier 134||44′||24.6||Beta 60 or Beta 75|
|Moody Halbardier 36||36′ 1″||9.1||Beta 38 or Beta 43|
|Morgan 28 OI||28′ 5″||3.6||Beta 20|
|Morgan 33 OI||33′||6.5||Beta 25|
|Morgan 41 OI||41′ 3″||12.1||Beta 50|
|Morgan 45||45′ 3″||11.2||Beta 50|
|Mystere||25’ 9”||2.3||Beta 14 or Beta 16 with shallow sump|
|Najad 391||39’ 8”||10.0||Beta 38 or Beta 43|
|Nauticat 33||33’ 2”||7.7||Beta 60 or Beta 75|
|Niagra 35||35’ 1”||6.7||Beta 35|
|Nicholson 32||32’||6.6||Beta 25 or Beta 30||FHME|
|Nicholson 345||Beta 35||TSM|
|Nicholson 35||35’ 3”||8.0||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Nicholson 55||Beta 60||TSM|
|Nonsuch 30||30′ 4″||4.7||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Northney 34||Beta 30||FHME|
|Ocean 760||25’||1.6||Beta 16|
|Oceanis 351||34′ 10″||6.0||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Oceanis 361||Beta 30||TSM|
|Ohlson 29||29′||3.6||Beta 20|
|Oyster 37||37′ 4″||6.7||Beta 35||TSM|
|Oyster 406||Beta 50||TSM|
|Oyster 435||Beta 75||TSM|
|Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37||36’ 11”||7.4||Beta 38|
|Parker 335H||33’ 5”||4.3||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Pearson 323||32’ 3”||5.7||Beta 30|
|Pearson 35||35’||5.8||Beta 30|
|Pearson Vanguard||32’ 6”||4.6||Beta 20|
|Peter Duck Classic||Beta 35||FHME|
|Peterson 44||43’ 10”||13.4||Beta 60 or Beta 75|
|“Petronella of Wright”||Beta 90||TSM|
|Red Fox 200||20’ 3”||1.0||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Rival 32||31’ 10”||5.0||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Rival 34||34’||5.4||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Rival 36||35’ 10”||6.5||Beta 30 or Beta 35||TSM|
|Rival 38||37’ 7”||7.7||Beta 38 or Beta 43|
|Rustler 31||31′ 5″||5.7||Beta 20|
|Rustler 36||35’ 4”||7.6||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Rustler 42||42′||11.8||Beta 50 or Beta 60|
|Sabre 27||27’ 1”||3.3||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Sabre 38||37’ 10”||6.8||Beta 35|
|Scanyacht 39||Beta 60||TSM|
|Sadler 25||24’ 4”||2.0||Beta 14 or Beta 16||TSM|
|Sadler 26||Beta 16||TSM|
|Sadler 29||28′ 5″||3.7||Beta 16||TSM / FHME|
|Sadler 290||29’||4.7||Beta 20SD or Beta 25SD|
|Sadler 32||31’ 6”||4.5||Beta 25|
|Sadler 34||34′ 9″||6.0||Beta 30 or Beta 35||FHME|
|Saga 40||40′||12.8||Beta 38 or Beta 43|
|Samphire||23’||2.3||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Saltrum 20||Beta 35||FHME|
(South Coast One Design)
|Seadog||30’||6.0||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Seal 22||21’ 9”||1.1||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|Seal 28||27′ 9″||3.3||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Seamaster 29||29′ 6″||3.6||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Seamaster 925||30′ 1″||3.7||Beta 20|
|Seaquest 320||31’ 3”||3.5||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Scampi 30||30′||Beta 20 Hydraulic||FHME|
|Scanmar 33||Beta 30SD||FHME|
|She 31||30′ 4″||3.5||Beta 10 or Beta 14|
|She 33||32′ 2″||Beta 25|
|She 36||35’ 6”||6.7||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Siesta 40||40′||Beta 43||FHME|
|Sigma 292||29’||2.9||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Sigma 32 / 33||33′||4.3||Beta 20 or Beta 25||FHME|
|Sigma 36||36′||2.5||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Snapdragon 26||26’||2.0||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Southerly 100||32’||4.3||Beta 20 or Beta 25||TSM|
|Southerly 105||Beta 43||FHME|
|Southerly 115||36’ 10″||6.5||Beta 38|
|Southerly 28||27′ 6″||3.8||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Sovereign 35||Beta 35||TSM|
|Sportina 760||25’ 6”||2.3||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Spring 25||Beta 14||TSM|
|Stag 28||28’||3.4||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Starlight 35 Mk2||36’ 1”||6.9||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Starlight 39||39′ 1″||8.0||Beta 38 or Beta 43|
|Stevens 34||Beta 75||TSM|
|Stonehorse||23′ 4″||2.0||Beta 10|
|Super Seal 26||26’||2.3||Beta 16 with shallow sump|
|Sweden 370||36’ 7”||7.0||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Sweden 38||Beta 35||TSM|
|Sweden 390||39’||7.6||Beta 38|
|Tartan 10 (Racer)||33′||3.0||Beta 14|
|Tartan 30||29′ 11″||3.9||Beta 16|
|Tomahawk 25||25’ 4”||2.5||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Tradewind 33||Beta 38||FHME|
|Tradewind 35||35′||8.8||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Trapper||35’||6.0||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Trapper 240||24’ 6”||1.3||Beta 10|
|Trapper 500||27’ 4”||2.4||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Twister (Wood)||28’||4.5||Beta 16||FHME|
|Twister (GRP)||28’||4.5||Beta 20||FHME|
|UFO 34||34′ 4″||4.6||Beta 25 or Beta 30|
|Una 31||30’ 10”||3.4||Beta 16|
|Valiant 37||37’||7.6||Beta 38|
|Valiant 40||39’ 10″||10.0||Beta 43|
|Vancouver 27||27’||4.0||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Vancouver 28||28’||4.0||Beta 25|
|Varne 27||27’ 9”||2.3||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Verl 900||30′ 3″||3.5||Beta 16 or Beta 20|
|Vindo 30||29’ 3”||3.2||Beta 20 or Beta 25|
|Vindo 32||Beta 25||TSM|
|Vindo 33||33′||Beta 35||Private|
|Warrior 35||35’||5.4||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Westerly 21||21′||Beta 14||FHME|
|Westerly 33||33′ 3″||6.4||Beta 35|
|Westerly 37||37’ 4”||8.6||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Westerly Centaur||26’||3.0||Beta 20 or Beta 25||TSM / FHME|
|Westerly Griffon||26’||3.0||Beta 20 or Beta 25||TSM / FHME|
|Westerly Conway||35′ 9″||7.2||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Westerly Corsair||35′ 8″||6.9||Beta 38||TSM / FHME|
|Westerly Falcon||33′ 8″||5.6||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Westerly Fulmar||31’ 10”||4.5||Beta 25 or Beta 30||FHME|
|Westerly GK24||24’||1.7||Beta 14 or Beta 16 with shallow sump|
|Westerly GK29||29′||Beta 16||FHME|
|Westerly Konsort 29||29′||3.5||Beta 25||TSM|
|Westerly Longbow 31||31′||4.1||Beta 30 or Beta 35|
|Westerly Medway 36||35′ 10||7.3||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Westerly Merlin||28′ 8″||3.5||Beta 16 or Beta 20||FHME|
|Westerly Oceanlord 41||40′||9.3||Beta 43 or Beta 50||TSM|
|Westerly Oceanrange 38||38′||7.0||Beta 38 or Beta 43||FHME|
|Westerly Pagent 23||23′ 1″||2.0||Beta 10|
|Westerly Riviera||Beta 38||FHME|
|Westerly Seahawk||34′ 7″||6.3||Beta 35 or Beta 38|
|Westerly Storm||33’ 2”||5.1||Beta 25 or Beta 30||TSM / FHME|
|Westsail 32||32’||8.7||Beta 38|
|Yachting World 5 Ton||24’ 5”||1.9||Beta 14 or Beta 16|
|Yarmouth 23||23’||2.5||Beta 14|
|X Yacht 402||Beta 30||TSM|
|Catamaran||Overall Length||Displacement Tons||Beta Marine Engine||Installation Gallery|
|Catalac 12m 41||40’ 10”||8.6||Qty x2 Beta 25|
|Gemini Cat||33′ 6″||3.9||Beta 30|
|Nautitect 395||39′ 6″||7.5||Qty x2 Beta 25|
|Twins 36||32′||3.8||Beta 35|
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